Petkovic ousted in Austria

Linz, Austria ( - Fourth seed Andrea Petkovic came up an opening-round loser Tuesday at the Generali Ladies Linz tennis event.

Talented Italian Camila Giorgi flattened the German former top-10 star Petkovic 6-1, 6-2 at TipsArena Linz.

Seventh-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova avoided an upset by tackling Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-4 on Day 2.

Meanwhile, German Mona Barthel mauled Dutch lucky loser Kiki Bertens 6-3, 6-1, Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova drubbed Austrian wild card Lisa-Maria Moser 6-2, 6-3, and Czech Klara Koukalova held off Czech qualifier Katerina Siniakova 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3).

Additional wins came for Slovak Jana Cepelova and Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur.

The 2014 Linz titlist will earn $43,000.